Lyrically Speaking for May 18


Happy Sunday to everyone out there. This week for Lyrically Speaking I wanted to bring it back home to my favorite band of all time, The Smashing Pumpkins. I’ve tried to not use them too much for this series but I have recently heard a song that reminded me of how great the lyrics are.

The album Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness is a double-album that has a huge range of music on it, ranging from hard rock to the softest piano. There is one song in particular that seems more poetry than music, but it’s satisfying to hear at any time. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

From The Smashing Pumpkins’ album Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness, this is Muzzle:

i fear that i am ordinary, just like everyone
to lie here and die among the sorrows
adrift among the days
for everything i ever said
and everything i’ve ever done is gone and dead
as all things must surely have to end
and great loves will one day have to part
i know that i am meant for this world

my life has been extraordinary
blessed and cursed and won
time heals but i’m forever broken
by and by the way…

have you ever heard the words
i’m singing in these song?
it’s for the girl i’ve loved all along
can a taste of love be so wrong

as all things must surely have to end
and great loves will one day have to part
i know that i am meant for this world
and in my mind as i was floating
far above the clouds
some children laughed i’d fall for certain
for thinking that i’d last forever

but i knew exactly where i was
and i knew the meaning of it all
and i knew the the distance to the sun
and i knew the echo that is love
and i knew the secrets in your spires
and i knew the emptiness of youth
and i knew the solitude of heart
and i knew the murmurs of the soul

and the world is drawn into your hands
and the world is etched upon your heart
and the world so hard to understand
is world you can’t live without
and i knew the silence of the world

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